One common question I’ve been getting asked about lately is if I’m planning to put together nurses thank you gift baskets to bring to the hospital– and the answer is yes! I had never heard of “nurses baskets” until a few weeks ago when I saw a few other soon-to-be moms talking about it on Instagram, but it makes total sense and I think it’s a really sweet idea if you have the time and extra budget. Here’s a peek at the baskets I put together for our labor and delivery care team!
Nurses Thank You Gift Baskets
I made two separate baskets– one for the day shift and the other for evening. Nearly all of the items I was able to conveniently order from Amazon! I also had a ton of unopened Clinique products from a recent collaboration that I was able to include. I figured if there’s one thing a nurse would really appreciate right now it’s some high quality new skincare products 🙂
BASKET ITEMS // Baskets | Living Proof Dry Shampoo | Clinique iD | Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream | Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion | Clinique Smart Clinical MD | Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover | Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss | Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate | Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream | Clinique Moisture Surge Eye Filler Concentrate | Clinique Lash Power Mascara | Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm | Clinique Pop Lipstick | Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask | Clinique Liquid Facial Soap | Hair Ties | Wet Brush | Kind Bars | Starbursts | Trident Gum | Thank You Cards
Out of curiosity I asked around to a few friends to get their thoughts on bringing gifts for the hospital labor and delivery team and I got mixed feedback. Some people have always done it and other haven’t. The ones who have brought gifts have given anything from baskets filled with a mix of goodies similar to mine, custom cookies with baby’s name on it, gift bags filled with snacks and candy, Starbucks gift cards– the list goes on!
While the nurses absolutely appreciate anything you’re willing to bring, giving gifts is not expected. It seems like there’s two main reasons for doing this 1) just as a sweet gesture and 2) to make a good first impression upon arrival at the hospital– similar to bringing a new neighbor a housewarming gift 🙂
I personally love putting together things like this so I figured why not? I love how these baskets turned out and I’m so excited to give them to our care team once little guy decides it’s time to make his debut!